Discover Japanese contribution to the art world at The National Museum of Art and The Museum of Oriental Ceramics just minutes from The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, Umeda hotel. Marvel at the ancient cities of Nara and Kobe, and explore the Osaka Castle. If shopping is on the itinerary, Herbis Plaza and Herbis Plaza ENT are just steps from this Osaka, Umeda hotel’s door.
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Ferris Wheel at Hep Five Shopping Centre
0.7 miles / 1.3 km / 15 minutes’ walk
If you are shopping around the Umeda area, you will find the Ferris Wheel is situated right on top of the 7th floor of the Hep Five Shopping Centre. Best of all is that each carriage has a stereo for you to plug your phone into and listen to music as you go around. You will have a great moment to view and to take photos of the city while on the top.
Umeda Sky Building
0.8 miles / 1.3 km/ 15 minutes by walk
Umeda Sky Building is 173 meters high. It has an innovative form whereby the two skyscrapers are connected at their top floors and a huge atrium that extends about 150 meters connecting the sky and the ground. This building is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.Website
Aqua Bus Aqua-Liner (Yodoya-bashi Pier)
0.86 miles / 1.4 km / 17 minutes’ walk
Cruise on the Okawa River (formerly Yodo River) in seasonal beauty, and enjoy the views of Nakanoshima and Osaka Castle. The ride takes about 50-60 minutes.Website
Universal Studios Japan®
16 miles / 25 km / 20 minutes by train
Come experience a world full of wonder and surprise in a variety of areas each with their own unique concept.
From thrilling rides and shows themed on blockbuster Hollywood movies to seasonal events, the world's best entertainment is sure to leave guests of all ages enthralled.
Visit Universal Studios Japan® during your stay, 20-minute train ride away from The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka.
1 Day Studio Passes and 2 day Studio Passes, allow you direct entry into the park, are available at our concierge desk.
The Ritz Carlton, Osaka is an alliance hotel of Universal Studios Japan®.
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Osaka Aquarium “Kaiyukan”
16 miles / 25 km / 30 minutes by train
Marvel at one of the largest aquariums in the world, featuring approximately 30,000 specimens. Enjoy exhibits based on the concepts of Ring of Fire, Ring of Life and more.
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics
5 minutes by car (15 minutes walk)
This stylish museum is in perfect harmony with the greenery of Nakanoshima Park. Over 2,700 items from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam including works of art designated as national treasures and important cultural assets are housed here.
The National Museum of Art
10 minutes by car
Housing modern art from Japan and globally, the museum strives to showcase how Japanese art has developed in close relation to the art of the world. Major exhibitions are held once a year, dealing with the international influence and exchange in contemporary art.
2.9 miles / 4.7 km / 28 minutes by train
Osaka castle (Osaka-jo), is one of the major attraction of Osaka. Located in the Osaka castle park, it can be easily accessible form the JR station of the Osaka loop line, named Osakajokoen. The castle contains a museum displaying historical documents and observation deck on the 8th floor allows a panoramic view of Osaka.Website
Japan’s first Western-style theater, Osaka Shochiku-za was erected in 1923 in the Dotonbori entertainment district. It reopened in 1997 fitted with the latest stage equipment as a theater dedicated to Kabuki, musicals and other performing arts. The theater hall has three stories and a capacity of 557 seats. The building’s first floor has a bookstore specializing in theatrical arts, and the basement level has restaurants and specialty stores. Experience Osakan food and theater culture.Website
Osaka Temmangu Shrine
This shrine is dedicated to Sugawara-no-Michizane – a 9th-century scholar, poet, and politician. Osaka’s merchants and the locals now revere him as the deity of learning and the performing arts, and as the guardian deity of the area. Tenjin Matsuri, held every July 24th and 25th, has a history of more than 1,000 years. This lively festival includes a parade of people dressed in ancient imperial attire, 100-boat procession, and fireworks display.Website
20 minutes by train
Journey to this international port city, also famous for the remarkably tender and delicious beef garnered from local Kobe or “Wagyu” cattle.
31 miles / 50 km / 30 minutes by train
Visit this ancient capital of Japan known for historical sites such as temples, shrines, gardens, Maiko (young Geisha), and festivals. Tours in English are available from Osaka.
31 miles / 50 km / 1 hour by train
Travel to this ancient Japanese city known for the big Buddha statue, shrines, Deer Park and festivals. Tours in English are available from Osaka.
Toka (Ten-day) Ebisu (Venue: Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, Holikawa Ebisu Shrine)
Toka Ebisu Festival held in January 9-11 every year. People come to Ebisu Shrine to pray for good luck in business and success in the year to come.
Peak plum blossom period (Venue: Osaka castle Park)
People visit Osaka Castle Park for enjoying the Peak plum blossom at this period.
Osaka has many ideal locations for viewing the cherry blossoms, such as Osaka Castle Park and Japan Mint.
Now is the perfect time to sightsee in Osaka – the water capital – from one of its many rivers. Enjoy the famous buildings surrounded with fresh greenery, artistic bridges, and lively cityscape. Website
Tenjin Matsuri (Festival)
It is said that the Tenjin Matsuri (Festival) had been lasting since the year of 951.Tenjin Matsuri (Festival) is the one of greatest festival in Japan as famous as Gion Matsuri(Kyoto) and Kanda Mtsuri (Tokyo).
Date - July 24 and 25
Venue -Osaka Tenmangu Shrine and surrounding areas (Osaka city area)
Admission -Free to watch
Osaka information www.osaka-info.jp/tenjin_matsuri
A Naniwa Yodogawa River Firework Display (Yodogawa River riverbanks)
1st or 2nd weekend in August
Festival of the lights in Osaka
The “Festival of the lights in Osaka” is a beautiful illumination event that brightens Osaka – the water and light capital – during the winter. Midosuji Illumination envelops the main thoroughfare that runs north-south through the city center. OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance is held at Nakanoshima where the water and lights are dazzling. (Photo: 2014 OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance)Website
1.1 miles / 1.8 km / 21minutes walk
The Osaka Nakanoshima Park is the first public park opened by Osaka in 1891.
The 11 hectare park houses public facilities such as Osaka Central Public Hall, Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library and Museum of Oriental Ceramics. It also holds a rose garden. The City Hall of Osaka building is located on its west end.
Osaka Castle Park
2.9 miles / 4.7 km / 28 minutes by train
Osaka Castle Park opened in 1931 and covers an area of 106.7 hectare. The scenery changes from season to season, attracts the visitors, especially in the spring time, and about the 600 cherry trees attracts many visitors. Website
Herbis Plaza and Herbis Plaza ENT
Adjacent to the hotel
These elegant shopping and entertainment buildings feature international brand boutiques and many more.
Hanshin Department Store
0.3 miles / 0.5 km / 7 minutes’ walk
Hanshin Department Store is a major department store in Osaka, carrying a wide variety of clothing, living goods and attractive food selections.Website
Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store
0.6 miles / 1.0 km/ 13 minutes’ walk
Hankyu Department Store main store is established in Umeda in 1929, as the world's first department store to open at a railway terminal. Popular as a "fashion leader store" in Kansai, its "International Boutiques" area is packed with luxury brands. Website
Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street
Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street, the longest shopping street in Japan, is always full with energy.